He got his start in his own garage when he was seven years old. He delivered his first lecture when he was 13 (and people bought up his three pages of lecture notes). At 15, he managed a magic shop. He landed a job with Lance Burton’s Monte Carlo show when he was 21 (ahem). He even tried stage magic for a while in his career.
But Justin Miller favored close-up magic, and stuck with that. He honed his natural smoothness (earning him the nickname “Smoothie”) and kept adding to his repertoire. The result is, of course, one of the best-known names in magic, who is recognized for his fluidity, presentation and teaching ability in both DVDs and lectures.
Miller’s latest effect, Autograph, will be available on Jan. 20 for $24.95. He talked to us about the effect, the inspiration for it, his start in magic, his popular live chats and much more — including a teaser about the M5 training video — in this Ellusionist podcast. Click below to listen.
Editor’s note: The podcast was edited to correct information about a promotion associated with the release.
You can interview Miller, too: Ask questions in this thread on the Ellusionist Forums. And if you haven’t seen it yet, the full trailer for Autograph has been released. It includes an entire performance of the effect. Check it out: